(This data was uncovered again as I write the last part of my new book “Talking To Spirits”. I feel it is important enough that all of you should have access to it without waiting for the book to appear.)
Spiritual counseling sessions done talking to spirits style creates a distinct set of phenomena that are not evident in other spiritual counseling practices. These phenomena do not appear in all sessions, but when they do appear, some of them can distract the unwary or inexperienced spiritual counselor because of their impact on the practitioner and his body.
When you are in good caring communication with spirits, all of the usual barriers are down. You are not parked safely behind a barrier of bored skepticism or trembling with fear or anxiety. If you are properly prepared, you are in present time and quite willing to share space with the beings you are talking to.
In a properly done talking to spirits session, you are sharing the thoughts and intentions of the beings you are talking to. As they describe what has happened to them, you are there and you can usually see what they were seeing at the time.
1. Instant Merging of Consciousness
You will even find that you may get a full history of the individual as a concentrated burst of information when you first encounter him. This can be a bit disconcerting at first, because you suddenly have his whole life available to you with his motivations and secret dreams laid bare in the first instants of encountering him. It does not seem to be a two way merge, but the other person seems to become more comfortable with you when this occurs.
You still have to get the spirit to identify the incident that is holding his attention and controlling his thoughts, but you will know what you are looking for as you already know what the incident is and what he did to trigger the incident.
What is generally not visible is his justification for doing what he did to begin the long dwindling spiral over many lifetimes and that is because he does not know why he did it. In the session, you will help him discover why he did the fateful action that caused all of the other things to happen.
There are some entities who are enveloped in so much unconsciousness that this can be the first sign that the entity is present. The counselor asks if there is an entity involved and the client says, “No” or “Yes” and then yawns. When this occurs, the counselor can also be hit with the same unconsciousness as he attempts to run the counseling process. Both client and counselor will find themselves yawning uncontrollably while running the session, but if they continue without getting distracted by the occasional jaw breaking yawns, they will handle the entity and all will end well.
Some may think this is an example of “being unprofessional” meaning that the counselor is allowing himself to experience the feelings and unconsciousness of the spiritual beings. These people do not realize that successful communication with spiritual beings REQUIRES that the counselor be willing to BE the spirit and to experience what the spiritual being is feeling.
Attempting to run a spiritual counseling session while fixed in an unfeeling, can’t be effect of anything that happens mood will not give any being a feeling that they are being heard and understood. Those who suffered through counseling sessions delivered by people trained to be unfeeling robots will remember the frustration of realizing that your counselor did not understand what you had just said.
Grief in spiritual counseling Talking to Spirits style can be as intense as in any other spiritual counseling system but clients will notice that they can switch from deep grief with heavy sobs and tears spurting from their eyes to a quietly objective recounting of how this relates to their current life and then back into incoherent sobs again.
This phenomenon springs from the fact that the grief is NOT the clients grief. He is misowning the grief of the being he is communicating with and he can experience the grief even though the grief is not his. All he has to do is to withdraw from the communication a little bit and the grief will subside. If the counselor wants to free the being from the incident and its resulting emotional burden, the counselor has to duplicate the incident and its effects to know when it is completely handled.
We will cover more of the phenomena encountered in Talking to Spirits sessions in Part Two.